PHOENIX - Pantheon Chemical's flagship product, PreKote® Surface Pretreatment, has been formally recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) program for the safety of its formulation. The DfE's acknowledgement, the first in the conversion-coating sector, ensures that each ingredient in the PreKote technology has been carefully screened and the formulation has a more-positive human health and environmental profile than conventional surface pretreatments.